Programming for Health Data Science in R

Summer 2023 (2 units)

Vast amounts of health-related data are being generated daily and at an increasing rate. Our ability to extract insights and make the most of these resources depends on the effective and efficient use of computational tools to preprocess, visualize, and analyze different types of data. BIOSTAT 213 is a programming course which aims to provide hands-on experience in the R language and enable further work in biostatistics, epidemiology, and machine learning/health data science.

Online Syllabus


Final grades will be based on the weekly assignments (60%) and the final project (40%). The final project will be in the form of a brief article on your choice of a dataset to be written in Quarto.

Official UCSF transcripts are not available for individual courses taken within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will, upon request, receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

Only UCSF students (defined as individuals enrolled in UCSF degree or certificate programs) will receive academic credit for courses. Official transcripts are available to UCSF students only. A Certificate of Course Completion will be available upon request to individuals who are not UCSF students and satisfactorily pass all course requirements.

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ATCR and MAS students use the Student Portal

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Summer 2023 Course Fees
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Summer 2023 Course Schedule

Apply by July 17, 2023 for summer quarter.  Application available by May 1, 2023
Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.